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Alemão
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Rogério de Brito
Date of birth November 22, 1961 (1961-11-22) (age 48)
Place of birth Lavras, Brazil
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Fabril
1981–1987 Botafogo
1988 Atlético Madrid 35 (6)
1988–1992 Napoli 93 (9)
1992–1994 Atalanta 40 (2)
1994–1996 São Paulo 77 (2)
1996 Volta Redonda
National team
1983–1990 Brazil 39 (6)
Teams managed
2007 Tupynambás
2008 América-MG
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 29, 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 29, 2008

Ricardo Rogério de Brito, better known by his nickname Alemão (born November 22, 1961),[1] is a former Brazilian football player who played as a defensive midfielder.[2] He was born in Lavras, Minas Gerais.[1] His nickname means German in Portuguese language.

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Nickname

The nickname "Alemão" ("the German") was attributed to his blond hair and fair complexion making him similar in appearance to the many German immigrants in Brazil.

Playing career

He started his career playing for a Minas Gerais' club called Fabril, in 1980.[3] In 1981, he moved to Botafogo, of Rio de Janeiro, where he stayed until 1987. In 1987 and in 1988, he played for Atlético Madrid, of Spain,[4] scoring six goals in 35 games.[5] Between 1988 and 1992, he played 93 games and scored nine goals for Napoli of Italy,[5] playing alongside with star players like Diego Maradona and Careca.[4] In 1992, he signed with Atalanta of Italy, scoring two goals in 40 games, until he left the club in 1994.[5] In 1994, he returned to Brazil, playing 77 games and scoring two goals for São Paulo,[2] where he stayed until 1996, when he moved to Volta Redonda and then retired from football.[3]

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National team

He was capped 39 times for the Brazil national football team, between June 1983 and June 1990, scoring six goals; and was part of the national team squad for the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[2][6] He played his last game for the Brazilian national team on June 24, 1990, when his team was defeated by Argentina in the second stage of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Managerial career

In 2007, Alemão started his managerial career at Tupynambás, then in 2008, he was hired as manager of América Mineiro, which was, on that season, on second division of the Minas Gerais State League,[7][8] but was promoted to the first level under his management.[2]

Honors

In 1985, he won the Bola de Prata award of Placar Magazine, playing for Botafogo, and won the EFE Trophy as best South American player in 1988, playing for Atlético Madrid.[3] When he was playing for Napoli, he won the UEFA Cup in 1989 (scoring a goal in the final), and won the Italian Super Cup and Serie A in 1990.[9] In 1994, playing for São Paulo, he won two international titles, which are Recopa Sudamericana and Copa CONMEBOL.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Ricardo Rogério de Brito" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. 2007-11-16. http://200.159.15.35/registro/registro.aspx?s=69219. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alemão (ex-volante do Botafogo e São Paulo)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. 2008-08-14. http://desenvolvimento.miltonneves.com.br/QFL/Conteudo.aspx?ID=60583. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  3. ^ a b c d "Alemão". Sambafoot. 2006-03-24. http://www.sambafoot.com/en/players/391_Alemao.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  4. ^ a b "Alemão é empresário da bola" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 2003-04-08. http://www.futebolinterior.com.br/oOndeAnda.php?iD=4889. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  5. ^ a b c "Brazilian Players and Coaches in Italy". RSSSF. 2005-11-05. http://www.rsssf.com/players/braz-players-in-it.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  6. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 22. ISBN 8588651017.  
  7. ^ "Ex-volante Alemão comandará o América-MG" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 2008-01-03. http://www.gazetaesportiva.net/ge_noticias/bin/noticia.php?chid=155&nwid=6606. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  8. ^ "Alemão". Sambafoot. 2008-02-15. http://www.sambafoot.co.uk/trainers/391_Alemao.html. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  
  9. ^ "Alemão (ricardo rogério de brito)" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/especial/2006/copa/todos_os_brasileiros-1986.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-29.  

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Alemao or Alemão may refer to:

  • Ricardo Rogério de Brito, a Brazilian football player better known as Alemão.
  • Carlos Adriano de Jesus Soares (c1984-2007) football player Palmeiras better known as Alemao.

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